Where is Outlander filmed? Filming locations in Scotland

11 of the best Outlander filming locations in Scotland to visit – from Fort William to Craigh na Dun


Outlander has been filmed in Scotland ever since the very first episode where Claire (Caitriona Balfe) steps into the ancient stone circle of Craigh na Dun.

Even when the show’s plot does take her and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) to distant shores, most of the filming has remained here in Scotland – providing a huge boost to the Scottish tourism industry.


1. Glencoe

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone, oh could that lass be I?

The rugged and beautiful valley of Glencoe appears in the opening credits of every Outlander episode.

"Sing me a song of a lass that is gone, oh could that lass be I?" The rugged and beautiful valley of Glencoe appears in the opening credits of every Outlander episode.


2. Doune Castle

Doune Castle in Stirling appears in a number of episodes in Outlander S1, as Castle Leoch, the seat of Clan MacKenzie.

The 13th Century castle has also starred in Game of Thrones and Monty Python.

Doune Castle in Stirling appears in a number of episodes in Outlander Season 1 as Castle Leoch, the seat of Clan Mackenzie. The 13th Century castle has also starred in Game of Thrones and Monty Python.


3. Kinloch Rannoch

Kinloch Rannoch was used as the famous setting of Craigh na Dun, where Claire enters the ancient stone circle and is cast back in time in the very first episode.

The standing stones were a prop, but it’s still worth a visit for the stunning scenery.

Kinloch Rannoch was used as the famous setting of Craigh na Dun, where Claire enters the ancient stone circle and is cast back in time in the very first episode. The standing stones were a prop, but it's still worth a visit for the stunning scenery.


4. Calanais Standing Stones

If you want to see an ancient stone circle like Craigh na Dun in Outlander, it doesn’t get much more impressive than the Calanais Standing Stones.

Found on the Isle of Lewis, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, these spectacular stones were placed more than 5,000 years ago.

If you want to see an ancient stone circle like Craigh na Dun in Outlander, it doesn't get much more impressive than the Calanais Standing Stones. Found on the Isle of Lewis, in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, these spectacular stones were placed more than 5,000 years ago.


5. Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle near Linlithgow stars as Fort William in Outlander, where Jamie attempts a daring rescue of Claire who is in the clutches of the villainous Black Jack Randall.

Blackness Castle near Linlithgow stars as Fort William in Outlander, where Jamie attempts a daring rescue of Claire who is in the clutches of the villainous Black Jack Randall.


6. Glencorse Old Kirk

Glencorse Old Kirk, Penicuik, is where Jamie and Claire wed in episode 7 of Outlander S1.

Found in the grounds of Glencorse house, wedding ceremonies can be held at the magical 17th Century church.

Glencorse Old Kirk, Penicuik, is where Jamie and Claire wed in episode 7 of Outlander Season 1. Found in the grounds of Glencorse house, wedding ceremonies can be held at the magical 17th Century church.


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